LDA Engineering hires Wade Knapper as chief business officer

May 30, 2014
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Wade Knapper

LDA Engineering has announced the hiring of Wade Knapper as chief business manager to lead the company’s finance and business administration functions.

“We’re excited about the business background Wade brings to our team,” said Jason Brooks, president and CEO of LDA Engineering. “His experience in banking gives him the ability to quickly understand the financial goals of a business and provide strategic counsel on how to get there efficiently and effectively.”

Prior to joining LDA Engineering, Knapper was a relationship manager at SunTrust Bank. Knapper also worked as a credit analyst for five years at two financial institutions. Knapper is also a member of the West Knoxville Rotary Club and the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Council. He is president of the Knox County Chapter of the Maryville College Alumni Association.

Knapper earned a bachelor’s degree in business and organizational management from Maryville College and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee. He and his wife, Christie, live in West Knoxville with their two young children.